Water treatment plant open to the public

08 October 2018

People will get the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Casterton Water Treatment Plant next week when it opens to the public.

Wannon Water is holding an open day on Friday 19 October in the lead-up to National Water Week and to showcase a $1.6 million upgrade of the plant.

Branch Manager Communications and Engagement Garrath Darkin said participants will enjoy a guided tour of the facility, hear about the improvements and learn more about the water treatment process.

Wannon Water has installed a new clarifier at the treatment plant to remove particles in the water and improve the quality of drinking water provided to customers in Casterton, Coleraine, Sandford and Merino.

“The upgrade is part of our commitment to operate and maintain high-quality assets that ensure the long-term security of our supply and the reliability of our systems to deliver sustainable and high quality services,” Mr Darkin said.

“Places for the open day are limited, so people need to book as soon as possible.”

Sessions will take place in 30-minute blocks for groups of up to 20 people. Bookings are essential and need to be completed via the online registration form at www.wannonwater.com.au or by calling 1300 926 666.

Mr Darkin said National Water Week helps to highlight the importance of water and the need to protect a precious resource. This year's National Water Week theme is ‘Water for me, Water for all’.

“This year’s theme encourages us to think about how we use water and how we can protect our water environments and resources. We sometimes take it for granted that clean water simply pours out of our taps but not everyone in the world has this luxury,” Mr Darkin said.